A New Website/Blogsite

Hi All,

I wanted to make you aware of a new website/blogsite I have created here for the sole purpose of my practice as a teacher in the Alexander Technique. Though you can access information about Alexander lessons on this website you are currently on, the new site offers blog posts/articles that are only about that work. On this site here (jillengmindfulreality.com), blog posts are solely based on Mindful Reality.

The Alexander Technique is an educational awareness that assists with a myriad of physical conditions, as well as psychological. It too is based in awareness and mindfulness and holds its own rite in nonduality, nonattachment and nondoing. I have been a certified teacher in this technique for 23 years. Please scroll down for a full description of the work. I am currently offering online, one-hour private lessons. I have also started an Instagram account dedicated only to the Alexander Technique here, which will highlight specific issues it assists with, for example: back pain, shoulder tension, headaches, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, movement immobility, arthritis, tmj, fatigue, breathing problems, spinal issues, and improving activity and performance skills–the list goes on and on. (I have also had a Mindful Reality Instagram account for many years you can find here).

Feel free to follow my new Alexander Technique website here to receive regular blogposts, and see below for a complete description of the work. Thanks, and hope to see you over there as well!

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The Alexander Technique is a type of neuromuscular re-education that was developed by F.M. Alexander (1869-1955) for improving the way we “use” our bodies and our minds in the activities and professions of everyday life. It has been successfully taught and practiced worldwide for almost 100 years, and results are known to be transforming.

This is a strong awareness technique that addresses habits of physical and mental stress, and a wide-range of conditions that cause mild to serious malfunction in the body. This work is unique in that it teaches you how to let go of tension (commonly in the neck, shoulders, back, hips, knees, feet, eyes, head, jaw, wrists and hands) while engaged in activity. As underlying habits are generally unconscious and repeated throughout the day (examples include moving too quickly, multitasking, stiffening and compressing our muscles, and applying too much effort in our activities), they result in muscular fatigue and place unnecessary pressure on muscles, joints, and nerves. Very often it is simply these habits which create and/or exacerbate the physical conditions we consider to be irreversible, and which prohibit us from engaging in the things we love and have to do.

Well worth the educational investment, the Alexander Technique is an amazing tool that can make you less dependent on medical and alternative care, and can serve as an option over surgery. You will learn how to change ingrained movement patterns so that you can manage your own condition, prevent injuries, relax while working, feel lighter and more confident, breathe more fully, improve your mood, perform at a higher level, and increase your energy, creativity and productivity. This work can also help with post-surgical rehabilitation.

The Alexander Technique manages mild to chronic muscle tension, mild to chronic pain, injuries, musculo-skeletal conditions, nervous habits, spinal syndromes, neurological and joint disorders, arthritis, fatigue, poor posture, shallow breathing, repetitive strain injuries (particularly carpal tunnel syndrome), TMJ, fibromyalgia, auto-immune diseases, emotional stress, anxiety and depression.

The Alexander Technique makes it easier to drive, sit at a desk, use a computer, garden, shovel snow, bend, stand, run, lift heavy objects, talk on the telephone and use the hands or eyes for long periods of time.

The Alexander Technique helps public speakers, singers, actors, dancers, painters, musicians, horseback riders, athletes, physical therapists, body workers, and medical and dental care providers, among others.

Credentials

I have been a certified teacher in the Alexander Technique under Alexander Technique International since 1998. I trained and practiced in NYC with Chloe Wing, and have been teaching in Portland, ME since 2001. In Maine, in addition to teaching private lessons, I taught at Central Maine Medical Center, True North Health Center, Bates and Bowdoin Colleges, Brown Chiropractic, New Dance Studio, Center Studio and Spa, Balanced Bodywork Inc, and The Center for Movement Education.

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